Crazy barbers, space politics, and a bit of a chill – that’s what I’ve got for you this week. It won’t take you long to listen to them all and it might be worth the time. I know I’m planning to listen to all of these. Well, I don’t know about the Ambassador, since I’ve already heard it.
1. Sondheim – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Denis Quilley and Julia McKenzie star in an exclusive BBC recording of the Royal National Theatre’s hit 1993 revival of Stephen Sondheim ‘s musical thriller. Introduced by Sheridan Morley.
A half-mad barber returns home after escaping from an unjust imprisonment, to take vengeance on the judge who sentenced him, ravished his wife and now plans to marry his daughter. However, Sweeney doesn’t limit himself to one victim, he takes revenge against the whole world for his and his daughter’s suffering by slitting the throats of his customers, whose corpses are then made into meat pies by his enterprising accomplice, Mrs Lovett.
Music and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim based on Hugh Wheeler’s book, adapted by Christopher Bond.
Day left: 18
Duration: 2,5 h | 1 episode
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to listen to that one! I’ve only watched the Sweeney Todd movie and it was quite enjoyable. I’m counting on finding out a bit more about the characters from this little drama.
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